Oct 5, 2012 2:00pm PDT
the former governor championed centrist principles and got away with it. he keeps this act up. michael steele is a former rare of the rnc as well as an msnbc political analyst and cynthia tucker is a syndicated columnist. thank you. michael, there's on old tradition in politics, you go to your fringe or hard left or hard right to win the primaries and caucuses and then you start to move slowly so boy labor day you're ready to confront the enemy at the center. he didn't do it like that. he stayed right all the way through the summer and maybe masterfully wednesday decided to go with i'm for the 100%. i'm for pre-existing condition coverage, for all this education, all this good stuff. >> i think part of that -- you're right in your anam sis, that's exactly what happens politically. i think for the romney campaign they took that strategy, elongated it because they had some shoring up to do with their base. >> can he pull it off? can you make that kind of switcheroo in september? >> i think you can, number one. >> october. >> september/october. i think you can, number one. number two, we saw oba
Oct 7, 2012 12:00pm PDT
of days. michael tomasky writing quote maybe he's just sick of being the president. how else to explain that sorry debate? he also seuuses the convention speech as an example. chris kofinis, what do you make of the argument? that perhaps the president might be over being president? >> well, i don't believe that. one i don't believe it and i can't believe it. i mean i listen to the reality here is i think the president had a bad night. that happens, in elections, it just the reality. he had a bad night on the wrong night. and now there's two more debates. in the stakes i think are huge. on both candidates. and neither one can afford, you know, a let-down. the president's strategy is really simple, it's not always easy to execute because you're debating another person who is not always going to play along with your strategy. but he's got to go in there and have a full-throated defense of his presidency. your opponent is not going do make that defense. your opponent is going to try to tear your apart. >> you're right, chris. >> you have to use your statistics and argument to make your case
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
at michael's. >> the vase. >> and then hot glue your candy corn on. >> beautiful. something the kids can do as well and this is also something the kids might do. spray painting the pumpkins with metallic. take the metallic spray paints, spray it on and you've got a really chic pumpkin. >> great little gift ideas as well. tell me about this. >> absolutely. pick up the adorable candy jars at williams sonoma or do your own. apothecary jars, lid, and label. natalie, you're at table 2. >> okay. beautiful trees. how did you make this? >> have your kids do this. it's a great way to get them to decorate. hot glue the little leaves on, or this is such a cool idea. take construction paper, put on a tree and take a little corkscrew and dip it in the paint and make your leaves and frame them. >> looks like really pretty art. >> nice ideas. rebecca george. thank you. >> now back outside to al. >> we're going to wrap up our oktoberfest with a feast. i'm here with the host of "everyday food" with sarah carey. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> a lot of people will go apple picking this weekend. >> i'